TMO Showcases Texas Music at Folk Alliance International Conference in New Orleans
For the fourth year in a row, the Texas Music Office helped provide stages for Texas musicians at the annual Folk Alliance International Conference, held this year in New Orleans. The TMO partnered with our friends at the Kessler Presents to host the official Lone Star Showcase. Riana Rose, Andrew Pressman and Rory Cloud joined Matt the Electrician to kick off the evening followed by an emotional set by Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin. SaulPaul turned a folk concert into a dance party with his set and Lindsay Beaver brought some Texas rockabilly to the New Orleans stage. Los Texmaniacs were joined by Peter Rowan to close out the show to a full house of promoters, booking agents, managers, publicists, journalists and DJs.
In addition to discussions with arts councils and music export offices from around the world and meetings with festival promoters from the US and Canada, the music continued all week as the TMO worked with Handshake Management, ComboPlate Booking Anderson Fair and the House of Songs to present 35 Texas acts including Nobody’s Girl, Peter More, Market Junction, Ladder to the Moon, Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey, Big Cedar Fever, Brian Kalinec, Jordi Baizan, Terry Klein, and Jane Ellen Bryant across four days in the conference’s private showcase rooms.
If you would like more information on how to get involved in the International Folk Alliance Conference or the SouthWest Regional, please contact Steve Ray at the Texas Music Office.